File:Peter Newell.jpg|thumb|Peter Newell (before 1902)
File:The Amateur Circus at Nutley by Peter Newall 1894.jpg|thumb|"The Amateur Circus at Nutley" by Peter Newell, which appeared in ''Harper's Weekly'' March 31, 1894
'''Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell''' (March 5, 1862 – January 15, 1924) was an American artist and writer. He created picture books and illustrated new editions of many children's books.
A native of McDonough County, Illinois
, Newell built a reputation in the 1880s and 1890s for his humorous drawings and poems, which appeared in ''Harper's Weekly
'', ''Harper's Bazaar
'', ''Scribner's Magazine
'', ''The Saturday Evening Post
'', ''Judge (magazine)|Judge
'', and other publications. He later wrote and illustrated several popular children's books, such as ''Topsys and Turvys'' (1893), a collection of poems and images which could be viewed upside-down or right-side-up; ''The Hole Book'' (1908), which had a...